1 Samuel 7

And the men of aKirjath-jearim came, and fetched up the ark of the LORD, and brought it into the house of bAbinadab in the hill, and sanctified Eleazar his son to keep the ark of the LORD. 2 And it came to pass, while the ark abode in Kirjath-jearim, that the time was long; for it was twenty years: and all the house of Israel lamented after the LORD.

3 And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do greturn unto the LORD with all your hearts, then fput away the strange gods and eAshtaroth from among you, and dprepare your hearts unto the LORD, and cserve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines. 4 Then the children of Israel did put away hBaalim and Ashtaroth, and served the LORD only. 5 And Samuel said, iGather all Israel to Mizpeh, and I will pray for you unto the LORD. 6 And they gathered together to Mizpeh, and ldrew water, and poured it out before the LORD, and kfasted on that day, and said there, jWe have sinned against the LORD. And Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpeh. 7 And when the Philistines heard that the children of Israel were gathered together to Mizpeh, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the children of Israel heard it, they were afraid of the Philistines. 8 And the children of Israel said to Samuel, Cease not to cry unto the LORD our God for us, that he will save us out of the hand of the Philistines.

9 And Samuel took a sucking lamb, and offered it for a burnt offering wholly unto the LORD: and mSamuel cried unto the LORD for Israel; and the LORD heard him. 10 And as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel: nbut the LORD thundered with a great thunder on that day upon the Philistines, and discomfited them; and they were smitten before Israel. 11 And the men of Israel went out of Mizpeh, and pursued the Philistines, and smote them, until they came under Beth-car. 12 Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Eben-ezer, saying, Hitherto hath the LORD helped us.

13 oSo the Philistines were subdued, and they pcame no more into the coast of Israel: and the hand of the LORD was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel. 14 And the cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron even unto Gath; and the coasts thereof did Israel deliver out of the hands of the Philistines. And there was peace between Israel and the Amorites. 15 And Samuel qjudged Israel all the days of his life. 16 And he went from year to year in circuit to Beth-el, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all those places. 17 And his return was to Ramah; for there was his house; and there he judged Israel; and there he built ran altar unto the LORD.

1 Samuel 8

Cross Ref
1 a 1 Sam 6:21
Psa 132:6
 b 2 Sam 6:4
3 c Luk 4:8
Mat 4:10
Jos 24:14
Deu 10:20
Deu 6:13
 d Mat 15:8
Pro 16:1
Job 11:13
2 Chr 30:19
Deu 30:6
 e Jdg 2:13
 f Gen 35:2
 g Joe 2:12
Hos 6:1
Isa 55:7
1 Kin 8:48
Deu 30:2
4 h Jdg 2:11
5 i 2 Kin 25:23
1 Sam 10:17
Jdg 11:11
Jdg 10:17
6 j Psa 106:6
Job 33:27-28
1 Kin 8:47
Jdg 10:10
Lev 26:40
 k Joe 2:12
Dan 9:3
Neh 9:1-2
 l 2 Sam 14:14
9 m Psa 99:6
10 n Jos 10:10
Jdg 4:15
1 Sam 2:10
13 o Jdg 13:1
 p 1 Sam 13:5
15 q 1 Sam 12:11
17 r Jdg 21:4